Poppies Day Nursery Marlow

Crown Road, Marlow SL7 2QG

Poppies Day Nursery Marlow provide children with first-class education and care. Their highly qualified and trained staff are very enthusiastic and dedicated in supporting each child to achieve their full potential.

Staff provide a wide range of exciting and stimulating activities that are tailored to each child’s individual interests and needs and support them to develop into confident and independent learners.

The nursery promotes healthy lifestyles for children and place an emphasis on providing a balanced diet and encouraging frequent exercise.

An on-site chef prepares a range of nutritious meals and snacks using fresh, organic produce, and children benefit from regular opportunities to play in the fresh air and explore the outdoor environment.

Children’s safety and welfare at Poppies Day Nursery Marlow is paramount. The nursery adheres to strict safer recruitment procedures with all members of staff, enabling them to ensure that they are both professional and capable to fully support each child’s learning and well-being.

Group: Poppies Day Nurseries Ltd

Person in charge: Bethany Jones (Nursery Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Buckinghamshire County Council

Number of Staff: 16

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 60

Age Range: from 0 years 3 months to 5 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays

Overview

The Review Score of 8.4 (maximum of 10) for Poppies Day Nursery Marlow is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.7 out of 5 from 15 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Poppies Day Nursery Marlow in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.8 out of 5 from 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.667 for Poppies Day Nursery Marlow is calculated as follows: ( (122 Excellents x 5) + (56 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 180 Ratings = 4.667

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 3.75 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Poppies Day Nursery Marlow is based on 3 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 3.5

    2. Target of 12 positive Reviews (60 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 3 Reviews ÷ 12 Target = 0.250

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

8.4 Poppies Day Nursery Marlow has a Review Score of 8.4 (8.417)

Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    12
  • Good
    3
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
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    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Poppies Day Nursery Marlow?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    14
  • Likely
    1
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    0
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    0
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  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Poppies Day Nursery Marlow

  • Mother of Child
    10
  • Father of Child
    5

I chose Poppies Nursery as the children all looked happy and relaxed and there was a homely atmosphere. The opening hours also suit our working hours and commute times. The staff are so friendly and have always been attentive and interested in my little one. My toddler has attended since 12 months of age and has loved nursery from the beginning.
I have no concerns about dropping her off as she has made so many friends and does some amazing things, like making volcanoes, having music time and a little exercise class. She always talks about her nursery nurses at home and her little friends. She is happy and so am I.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Marlow? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

Poppies is a warm, friendly and loving environment for all of the children.

They plan meticulously to ensure the children have varied activities and are stimulated throughout the day.

I would like to mention the dedication of the staff in the whole nursery, but more specifically in the 'Little Explorers' room. The two team members in that room are so warm and loving - they make a great team together! I like their stance and approach on manners, discipline and general learning.

I'd highly recommend Poppies! It's a must visit if you are searching for a nursery for your little one.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Marlow? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Poppies Day Nursery Marlow is an intimate, kind nursery with caring staff and a friendly vibe.

They are accommodating for extra sessions too.

My daughter enjoys her time there.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Marlow? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.7 out of 5

All of the staff are professional and caring throughout. Our little girl started just after her 1st birthday and has loved every minute.
It has made the transition back to full-time work a breeze, as I know with all the activities and ideas the team have planned, I really feel she benefits from every day.
The food is cooked fresh in house, and even in the baby nest, children sit around the table together (instead of the row of high chairs in some nurseries) which really adds to her social skills further, and encourages her to try foods she may not eat for me. Dietary or medical requirements are all catered for with no worries, these wouldn't be missed nor are they an inconvenience to the team.
I would highly recommend Poppies to any parent looking for child care.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Marlow? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

Excellent nursery. Our first daughter went through from 9 months until she started school. The start that Poppies provided her set her up very well for school. Although we moved away too from central Marlow (there are closer nurseries) we decided to send our second daughter to Poppies due to our knowledge of the care received and the learning environment.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Marlow? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My son (aged 3) has been at Poppies Marlow for almost 2 years doing 2.5 days a week. My wife and I have been very pleased with our choice of nursery and have seen our son thrive in his time here. He offers no complaints on the drop-off and is very fond of his key staff members. The staff are always warm, courteous and approachable.
The Nursery has been great at accommodating my son's nutritional needs relating to dairy/egg allergies.
Management keep the parents well informed of goings on via newsletters and are always happy to discuss anything.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Marlow? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

The staff have always been welcoming and friendly and I felt like they made the effort to get to know my little boy from day one.
It was these factors alone that made me chose Poppies over the other local nurseries that I looked at.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Marlow? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.5 out of 5

Since joining Poppies, my daughter has developed in so many ways, she is more confident and balanced and looks forward to going into nursery every day and sometimes does not want to leave!

This is a testament to the staff who work hard and do a great job. They are approachable and create a supportive and nurturing environment.

My daughter has had a very happy and positive experience at Poppies and I fully recommend them.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Marlow? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

My son has been at Poppies for a year now. He started when he had just turned 2 years old. He had attended a few nurseries from 5 months old. When I walked into Poppies and met the staff who would be caring for him, I knew instantly that I would be comfortable leaving my son in their care. The whole feel that Poppies has is just what we were looking for. My son has made some great friendships and settled in very quickly. The staff are very professional and as a whole team bring many skills and experience with them.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Marlow? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Leaving your kids with anyone is a terrifying experience, I felt quite sick when I first needed to do it.
Now for over 5 years I have had my children at this nursery, it has a lovely feel about it and my daughter went into school very well prepared and excited.
I will miss picking my boy up from there when it is his time to leave, maybe I pay them a visit anyway.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Marlow? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Friendly and helpful staff, my daughter loves attending Poppies and has made many friends in the 3 years she has attended. The location is perfect and the indoor and outdoor facilities are great.
The children have active and varied days which can include sports and music. The food is freshly prepared on site and children get involved in preparing the food.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Marlow? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Finding the right nursery for my little girl wasn't an easy talk. I have been to many nurseries trying to find the best one. I definitely think that choosing Poppies Nursery was the right decision. The staff are very friendly and approachable. My little on loves going to nursery because everyone is so happy and friendly. I would recommend the nursery to everyone. Great staff and lovely children.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Marlow? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.4 out of 5

My 14 month old son has been attending Poppies for 2 months now. I took him for three settling in visits before his first full day to get him used to the nursery setting and the staff. the staff were very understanding and asked me to take him in for a third settling in visit as he found it hard on the second visit. Overall I think the nursery is well run, the food is healthy and nutritious and my son is finally getting used to the nursery. I particularly like the small class sizes as it does not feel over run with babies/toddlers.

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Marlow? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

Poppies Marlow is a fantastic nursery. My son is 16 months old and loves it. The staff are all so kind and friendly and if I need to put my son in for more hours they are very accommodating. I recommend this nursery to everyone!

How likely would you be to recommend Poppies Day Nursery Marlow? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

A truly excellent nursery. Poppies provides a great environment and a wonderful team who genuinely care for my son and have so much energy and commitment to make his days fun, interesting and educational. Great extras are organic food, specialist music and sports sessions, nursery pets, mud kitchen, herb garden and special events/parties. He's been there from 1-3 years and we have had a totally positive experience and have been supported as a family and in all of our parenting choices too. Absolutely recommend Poppies Marlow :)

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

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